AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
Look at the heating element of a washing machine or dishwasher in a hard water area and you will see a white encrustation containing hardness salts. This commonly is referred to as limescale and is an example of domestic fouling.
Industrial fouling poses a far greater problem than anything in the domestic sector. Huge volumes of fouled fluids are handled, and the systems that contain the fluids can become fouled as well. The quality of water streams used by industry varies widely and gives rise to numerous fouling problems.
Controlling Scale Deposition
For more than 220 years people have journeyed to White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., to indulge themselves in baths of mineral water flowing from mountain springs. As inviting as the sulphur water may be, it is equally harsh on the pipes and pumps that transport it. Eight years ago Greenbrier decided to stop the corrosion once and for all by installing an all-stainless model manufactured by Goulds Pumps.
Stainless steel’s anticorrosive properties help serve up the healing powers of water